Civil Rights Leader Shane Harris Tests COVID-19 Positive For A Second Time


Rev. Shane Harris, who leads the organization People’s Association of Justice Advocates in San Diego, announced Thursday, December 30, 2021, he has tested positive for COVID-19 for the second time.

Harris said on Twitter that he went to the hospital early Thursday morning after experiencing symptoms he felt were related to coronavirus.

“I’m experiencing symptoms in the chest area more than when I had it in 2020,” he tweeted. “Vaccinated or Unvaccinated this is a horrible disease that has stripped life as we know it away. Love on your family and friends because life tomorrow is not guaranteed. Lift up some prayer for me please.”

In 2020, he tested positive for COVID-19 for the first time after returning to San Diego from Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he helped to lead protests with the family of George Floyd.

Harris added that he will return to his daily operations in the new year upon receiving a negative test.

Later that day he tweeted:

“I’m feeling horrible. Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers. I could use them all as I am battling COVID-19 for a second time.”